# Use Cases

Dynamic GPS Tracking Systems


Problem We Solve

MEMS accelerometers allow mobile platforms to measure parameters that are related to their movement and position in the real world, these measurements being known as ‘inertial measurements’. As such, inertial navigation systems (INS) are used to complement radio-navigation and GPS tools in areas where the latter are less reliable and improve their accuracy under normal circumstances. By integrating the acceleration data collected by the MEMS sensors, a GPS tracking system can calculate the position and moving pattern of the mobile platform with increased precision.

Why it is Important

In today’s world, the majority of applications dealing with precision navigation rely on the use of GPS, a system used for both civilian and military tasks. However, when it comes to navigating densely-packed urban areas, indoor spaces or places where satellite signals cannot protrude, GPS alone doesn’t do the trick. The reason for this is that GPS is prone to errors due to the obstacles that impair or block satellite reception. There are, of course, alternatives to the GPS, such as the magnetometer or optical sensors, but each alternative comes with its own lists of shortcomings.

The magnetometer, for example, requires unobstructed access to our planet’s magnetic field and various equipment in industrial environments interferes with it, hindering the reliability of a magnetometer. As for optical sensors, they can be less reliable when faced with line-of-sight obstructions.

How We Solve it

The Tactical Grade MS1000 is the Inertial MEMS accelerometer specially designed for GPS-aided system guidance or system guidance during a short time GPS outage.  It is a single-axis analog accelerometer based on bulk micro-machined silicon elements, featuring highly repeatable bias performances over temperature in harsh environments.

Why Choose Us

  • The MS1000 is designed to withstand extreme forces of acceleration equivalent to many times the force of gravity.
  • The built-in self-test mode generates a square wave signal on the device outputs (OUTP & OUTN) and can be used for device failure detection. This can be helpful to prevent system faults before they occur.
  • The high quality sensor design of our MEMS Accelerometer products support test engineers around the world quickly and flexibly to ensure safety and reliability of vehicles, equipment and buildings.

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